According to some devotees of alternative medicine, our skull bones become misaligned and need "balancing" - this is called "craniosacral balancing." Such balancing allows for our "energy" to flow more freely and thus allow for good health. Allegedly, some 95% of people suffering from cranial misalignment - ignoring the fact that our skull bones are fused and, outside of traumatic accidents or birth defects, cannot be misaligned.
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What is Alternative Medicine?
There's an awful lot in the news and in society about "alternative medicines" these days. By some estimates, it's an industry doing between $15 and $20 billion annually - and growing! But what is alternative medicine - how does it differ from scientific medicine and why do people use it?
Skepticism & Critical Thinking
This is the main index for issues dealing with skepticism, critical thinking, logic and arguments. The first section is Critical Thinking itself - how to think about claims and arguments you hear, how to critique arguments, and how to formulate your own arguments such that they are more likely to be sound and valid. The second section is about Skeptical Investigations - the practical application of the critical thinking skills covered in the first section. Here you will find critiques of things like astrology, alternative medicine, parapsychology, the New Age and more.